Silkie roo with easter eggers, would the babies be ugly?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Shellyb, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. Shellyb

    Shellyb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want a roo in with my easter egger chicks, but a nice one. Would the chicks from that breeding be ugly? Anyone have pics? Thanks
     
  2. pinkchick

    pinkchick "Ain't nuttin' like having da' blues"

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    I had a white silkie roo in with my bantam EE's.......my mother begged me to hatch some of the eggs out. IMO it was something I should have never done. They weren't my cup of tea but they were kinda cute and kinda scary at the same time. Looked like punk rockers, especially the roos. I will see if I can find some photos. [​IMG]

    Sorry...no photo just looked. I must have deleted them after I sold them. I did like them they were not flighty and pretty friendly, but the girls from that hatch upon maturity went broody almost immediately upon laying eggs.
     
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  3. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

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    I have some that were a white silkie hen x EE rooster.

    The babies are strange looking. Don't have any terribly recent pictures. The two big white and black ones are the two silkie/ee chicks.

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  4. TurtleFeathers

    TurtleFeathers Fear the Turtle!

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    I love my silkie x EE's!!! Here are two of them, Dotty (left) and Hawkeye (right):

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    And here is Dusty:

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    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I guess!
     
  5. Shellyb

    Shellyb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you for your responses. I think those birds are cute actually. I think I forgot to mention that they are LF easter eggers. Will that make a difference? Will it cause problems with hatching chicks? Thanks again.
     
  6. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

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    If the silkie is the rooster the only problem i foresee is whether or not he can "get the job done".

    I had the opposite....where the hen was the bitty silkie and the rooster was a big ol standard sized EE. So these big ol chicks hatched out of little bantam eggs. Seemed to work fine [​IMG]
     
  7. TurtleFeathers

    TurtleFeathers Fear the Turtle!

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    With mine, the rooster was the silkie and the hens were LF Ameraucanas and EE's. He had absolutely NO problem "getting the job done" - after all, where there's a will there's a way!!! LOL! So, mine came from large blue eggs - and the hens have gone on to lay small/medium sized blue eggs. Hawkeye (my rooster from above) runs with my free range flock now, and I hatched some of his hen's dark brown eggs this past spring and got a few pullets - I'm hoping they'll be olive eggers.
     
  8. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    This is one of my SilkiexEE roosters. [​IMG] He had a brother that was red Where he has white and both had the same parents.

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